Barolo "Grand Cru" - 1999 Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda

Posted by Ian McFadden

Vigna Rionda is one of Barolo's great sites.

Rionda is a well exposed, limestone-rich vineyard that has the potential to deliver epic Barolos.

This potential is certainly realized in Oddero's 1999. The bottle blew a group of us away when we drank it last fall in Piedmont. I was very happy to find a small parcel of what's on offer today when I returned.

While this bottle is holding plenty in reserve, it is in a really nice spot right now. It's a great example of the seamless power of the 1999 Barolos and how they are in a nicely accessible place.

The vintage is a great match for Oddero's style and Rionda as a site. It offers up plenty of muscle, dark fruits, spice, and violet notes. You get very complicated depth along with poise and lifted aromatics. The total package is stunning.

Before closing, I should warn you that quantities are very limited, and once it's gone, that's it. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

1999 Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda

Special Bottle Price: $179.95